Pest Management

Our Pest Management Industry Development Officer, Janine Clark, works to maintain access to chemicals for growers via off-label permits and label amendments. Growcom is able to apply for and hold off-label permits on behalf of growers. This service is available to our members at a discounted rate.

Growcom has developed pest management strategy documents for 32 different industries, which were the forerunner to more current Strategic Agrochemical Review Process reports (SARPS) by the HAL Minor Use Coordinator, to enable a more planned and strategic approach to pest management.

Janine has used Infopest since the 2000s to develop Growcom’s first Pest Management Plan for the horticulture industry and provide horticulture growers with access to approved chemicals via off-label permits and label amendments. The database is a vital industry tool which has been maintained for the benefit of industry.

Growcom uses its agri-political influence and relationships with Biosecurity Queensland, Plant Health Australia and the federal Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry to ensure biosecurity issues are dealt with efficiently on behalf of growers.

Infopest Online

Growcom has launched Infopest online as an annual subscription which is free to Growcom grower members.

Other Infopest users who are not members of Growcom can access Infopest online for a yearly subscription free.

Yearly subscriptions are charged as follows:

  • Growcom grower members: Free – Included in your Growcom membership
  • Individuals: $50 +GST annually
  • Students: $20 +GST annually

This easily searched, comprehensive database of all approved agricultural and veterinary chemicals and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) was originally developed and distributed by the Queensland Government’s Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (formerly DEEDI) since 1998. Infopest is now owned and managed by Growcom.

Contact the Infopest Administration Officer

Infopest is Australia’s most comprehensive agrichemical database, allowing users to determine which pesticides are registered or permitted for use in their crop or animal health situations.

To provide feedback on your experience using Infopest or to ask questions about how to become more proficient in its use, please contact the Infopest Administration Officer, Pam Bowles by calling 07 3620 3830 locally or 1300 367 911, or email admin@infopest.com.au